Stop Pestering His Grace!!!!
For many fans of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, the wait between books is almost unbearable. Readers have become so invested in the story that the wait between books seems like forever. As a faithful book reader, I empathize. I too am waiting for the next book, The Winds of Winter. But instead of waiting patiently for the next book, many readers are COMPLAINING about how long it has taken His Grace to publish TWOW. This is unacceptable.
Per his Grace, A Song of Ice and Fire began in 1991. The first installment, A Game of Thrones was finished in late 1994 and eventually published in 1996. A Clash of Kings was published in 1998 followed by A Storm of Swords in 2000, A Feast for Crows in 2005 and A Dance with Dragons in 2011. Have you noticed a pattern? As the books become longer, it takes more time to write them!!! Now I know that the majority of readers are spoiled. Readers demand instant gratification. But GRRM isn’t James Patterson. He doesn’t employ ghostwriters that enable him to crank out 5 crappy books a year like Patterson does. For people complaining about The World of Ice and Fire coming out October 2014, this is mostly based on writings he had already done but did not include in previous books.